South County Events, October 31


Town Halls: Coronado, 4 p.m. Tuesday; Imperial Beach, 5 p.m. Wednesday; National city, 6 p.m. Tuesday

Ballet Folklorico organizes auditions

The Grupo Folklorico Herencia Mexicano is holding open auditions for individual dancers with a folkloric experience at 11 a.m. Saturday at El Toyon Recreation Center, 2005 E. Fourth St., National City. Bring your shoes and / or skirts; must wear masks. Register in advance at, activity # 5294. Call (619) 336-4290.

Paradise Park invites everyone to the grand opening

National City is celebrating the opening of Paradise Park from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday 11/6. The park is located between West 19th and West 22nd streets. The ribbon cutting is at 11:00 a.m. The first 100 guests will receive free tacos. Enjoy garden tours, a gardening activity, lawn games and crafts. Call (619) 336-4290; send an email to [email protected].

The famous town Dia de los Muertos

The Dia de los Muertos holiday, which honors deceased loved ones, will be celebrated Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kimball Park in National City. Food trucks, activities and performances will be waiting for you. Make your own paper marigolds at home and take them to A Reason To Survive (ARTS) at 200 E. 12th St. to add to the Kimball Bowl community altar. Drop off the finished flowers from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. See their video at on how to worry. ARTS also has a Dia de los Muertos art exhibition from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, showcasing the work of over 40 local artists. Call (619) 297-2787; visit

Community Lire 2022 taking nominations

The City of Coronado and the Coronado Public Library are seeking nominations for the Coronado Community Read 2022. Community reading aims to unify the community through the shared reading of a book. Community development events are planned around the theme of the book chosen by the readers. Submit applications for the 2022 READ now through Friday at or find an urn at the library, city hall, Coronado Historical Association, or Bay Books.

Local students graduate

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass. : Dane Scott, from San Diego, BA in Classics, summa cum laude
Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota: Marisol Babia from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Mailani Thomas from San Diego, Bachelor of University Studies
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta: Kenny Tran from National City, master of science in computer science; Matthew Lappin, Jorge Mendoza, Jacob Hardi, Wenyan Du, Serena Lei, Ying Wu, Christopher Kirchner, Daniel Wallace, Vivek Iyer, Yuriy Lichman and Taehyuk Kwon, all from San Diego, Master of Science in Computer Science; Amanda Lai of San Diego, Ph.D. in environmental engineering; Keerthana Santhanam from San Diego, Master of Science in Analytics; Georges niu and Guillaume Nute from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with High Honors
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia: Sayeda Islam from San Diego, bachelor’s degree in architectural design; Shams Aloosi from San Diego, Master of Business Administration Executive Leadership
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA: Brendan Egan from San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois: Tyrese Reed from San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts: Eric D. Tims by Chula Vista, Juris Doctor degree
Georgia State University, Atlanta: Ayauna Cunningham from San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; Charles Head from San Diego, Bachelor of Business Administration in Actuarial Science;
Shayana Massey de Chula Vista, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; Vianny Esquivel Flores de San Ysidro, MA in Music, with a concentration in Orchestral Instrument Interpretation
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa: Elizabeth McKay from San Diego, Master of Arts in Library and Information Science; Adriana morales from San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy and Planning; Vivian pham from San Diego, MD
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio: Samantha Albright from San Diego, masters in business analysis; Rachel Browning, David Butera, Oran Kern, and Monica manahan from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI: Martha Busuego from San Diego, Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies, cum laude

Widen with tree formation

Tree Steward training is now open to all residents of the City of San Diego. A virtual class is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. Training topics include tree planting, health care and monitoring; identification of native species; how to defend the trees in your community; how to identify native species; and the benefits of the urban forest. Register at for the Zoom link.

The blood bank is looking for hosts and donors

The San Diego Blood Bank is urgently appealing for blood donation, especially from type O positive donors, as supply across the country has reached dangerously low levels. In addition to donations, the blood bank needs individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations to organize blood drives. To date, SDBB ​​has a three-day or less supply of most blood types on the shelves. A seven to ten day supply is considered sufficient. Make an appointment at or call (619) 400-8251.

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